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SFGTV
Mar 11, 2011 9:30pm PST
commercial district in which only 1000 square feet are being used for commercial space. this project feels more in line with a residential development than a neighborhood commercial development in the fact that less than 10% of the space is being used for commercial space and the rest is being used for essential space. the analogy that came to my mind is that had houses are not considered part of an existing building, and yet, they are allowed to take up 10% of a rough area. here you have a neighborhood commercial development, in which commercial space is less than 10%. the highest and best use for this project we feel would be that the total ground-floor be used for commercial space and other spaces be used accordingly. but in regards to revenue, we look at this project and whether it would be better for the city to generate revenue in its current state or in its proposed state, and we found that the parking tax staying at 25% of gross revenue, the its current state generates 5% more revenue than is proposed -- and its proposed project, and also the fact that the proposed pr
SFGTV2
Mar 10, 2011 2:30pm PST
the discussion that the school would be encouraged by us to continue to talk to the neighbors and support the institutional master plan with a caveat that we would like to at least continue to talk to each other. commissioner antonini: i think this institutional master plan is very thorough and complete. while there has been a discussion about general parking conditions in this area of the city, i do not think it really involves the school. as has been mentioned, very few if any of the faculty or students are using cars, and they seem to be accommodated. even with the increased attendance, i do not see that as being an issue here. it certainly is always good to have discussions. but i feel comfortable with the informational master plan. hopefully, neighbors can get together and deal with the general problems that exist in the neighborhood, if there are some. commissioner borden: i think this is more of an anti-gay issue. -- more of an mta issue. if only two out of 10 students drive, that is better than most employers and most places here in the city. i would not put the burden on
SFGTV2
Mar 10, 2011 3:30pm PST
feet. the project also requires a variance in the rear yard for the change of use to residential and for the construction of the third floor addition. the existing building is considered an historic resourced. the project includes construction of a new third floor to the building. the addition has been set back from the front and from russell street side of the property to protect the historic integrity of the building. the department is encouraged to add that. the addition would add 10 feet in the rear where 25 feet are required, and assessing the requested variants. the dr is our concern with the loss of parking in the neighborhood and also with the mass of the resulting building. 23 of the 58 parking spaces are used for long term parking by the neighbors. the remainder of the parking spaces are short-term hourly parking used by people going into the neighboring businesses. the department has received nine comments from the public supporting the project in addition to the two neighborhood groups, the department has received five comments from the public opposing the project. our po
SFGTV2
Mar 12, 2011 3:00pm PST
refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. >> so it's a tremendous honor to be here today. we've got a tremendous program for you. this is our annual black history month kickoff. it was started many, many years ago. dr. carter g. woodson had participated in the founding of black history month. he was involved in the group known as the oh, -- association for the study of african-american life and history. the local chapter of that group is what is now known as the african-american cult
SFGTV2
Mar 17, 2011 12:00am PDT
, financial. it is a retail use, which provides banking services to the public, savings-and-loan and credit unions, when occupying more than 15 feet of frontage or a certain square footage, so there is a certain definition of "services, financial." in the definition of formula retail, it lists the more general categories, and those things would apply to something that may lead to the proper definition that is not otherwise found in the planning code as a use category. old thing is about use categorization -- the whole thing is a bad use categories. -- is about to use categories. -- about use categories. this is not specifically defined. it is not that you would find a definition of, like, a walk-up facility. paul -- you will find definitions of other specific types of uses, and i hope that is an answer to your question, because i am not sure i have it. commissioner hwang: i get it. thank you. anything else? vice president garcia: and you have saved two minutes for mr. preston. >> i am here on behalf of the brennan family. what we have here is one main permit, which is not appealable, 99% at
SFGTV
Mar 11, 2011 9:00pm PST
as a matter of right, including entertainment news, residential use, etc. what is being requested is a stop gap use since other kinds of tenants are not interested at this moment. if you need to find out why, there is an agent for commercial properties here tonight to can discuss it. as you know, the preservation element of your general plan encourages owners not to leave historic buildings like this vacant. the parking user today is a well-known parking operator as a tenant. that tenant has every incentive to keep this historic building from further deteriorating. this temporary use does address current problems that all of us hope will be temporary. for budget reasons, caltrans and muni have reduced services to this area. transportation people have told us that when giants fans want to go from montgomery station to the ballpark, they are often taking part to civic center or beyond to make sure the can get on the train, just standing room to get to the ballpark. that is not a very efficient use of bart. in five years, the area will have a new transportation hub in the trans bay t
SFGTV2
Mar 3, 2011 3:00pm PST
other use and the small office and sometimes the professional might be appropriate depending on their size and i see you have restricted the depth and size of these and come to where they are appointments and go to the retail and i know there is a lot of va can sis and unfortunately many of the filling places can't do anything that and to think about a way to craft it narrowly and with the medical professional offices and not bring in things that would not keep the area vibrant. and many retail will close at 6:00 or 7:00 anyway as do many of the business and professional offices which is something to think about. >> and post redevelopment and down the corridor is restaurants and restaurants and areas that go past #:00 p.m. and i can't tell you if it will have the desired effect and there is room for more in that area. >> and something you utilize the up floors and other uses and restaurants cannot and there is plenty of vacancy. >> okay. and not below the store front and i don't want to replace anybody. i want it all for the community, but i believe it has to be proportionally zoned t
SFGTV
Mar 18, 2011 10:30pm PDT
peterson: backing up some of the other parts of what banks do not apply to formula retail use, with the hours of bars, they are often open to nine -- 2 9:00. -- to 9:00. is a walking atm like a 24 hour use? >> i have read, in the course of preparing for this, pretty much every mention that has been made of the formula retail law, in conjunction with financial institutions. in that review, i have not seen anything that addressed the issue that you are discussing. the planning department, on the formula retell as it relates to financial institutions and all the material i looked at were consistent that it simply was not covered. the hours were not a consideration in looking at whether a particular financial institution was formal retail. it simply was not covered. commissioner peterson: thank you. have given presentations as to the background and history over the project. i'll try fill in some of the gaps and be available for your questions. as noted in our brief, the formula -- were first enacted in 2004. at that time it required a section 312 notice and also established certain find
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 12:00am PST
am here. the controller's office is probably tracking it more than us. we don't know. we have seen -- we have seen several governments pumped $1 trillion into the economy. it is a huge amount of money. we have seen some improvements, but not the ones they were hoping for. great. ok. thanks, everybody. >> members of the public, please turn your cellphone is too silent or turn them off completely so you do not disrupt the meeting during your -- the meeting. the meeting is now a call to order a. [roll-call] president o'brien, we have quorum. >> next item you're a good >> item #2 recognizes and alan parker for her work in the office of the workforce development. >> i would like to ask ellen parker to join me common -- to join me, and i would like you to know she was recommended by a distinct businesses. -- by eight distinct businesses during the commission is proud to acknowledge the contributions helen parker has made to the san francisco small business community through her work on a program. her economic not work goes through coordinating efforts such as through the arch what, and h
SFGTV2
Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm PDT
time we have never processed a bank such as chase bank as a formula retail use. the other uses by the appellant, we would not -- a car rental facility or an auto dealer. looking at the intent of what this controls, it is really to deal with instances where there could be some -- but the retail use could have a negative impact on competing businesses. i think one would narg the banking industry and the car rental industry, the automobile sales industry, you generally have large businesses you don't have small mom and pop banks, necessarily. so i believe that the legislation was specifically exempted. it did not need the protection s of the use controls. and the appellants brief they had indicated a case of -- chase bank. that had been denied. that once heard by the planning commission as a condition but not as retail use. that was triggered the authorization because of financial service and so the side note, the neighborhood commercial controls which were developed in the 1980's grew out of interim controls and special use districts and at that time one of the big concerns were the
WHUT
Mar 24, 2011 7:00pm EDT
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SFGTV
Mar 18, 2011 11:30pm PDT
approve this president as it is. that will allow us to not have to come back before this board in six weeks with another permit. if we do not get four votes tonight, we pull a permit again, by the same planner, showing the atm, that meets all of the requirements of this boards, all of the requirements of the building department and the planning department, and if mr. preston wishes to appeal that, only two votes are needed to appeal that, and that is not going to happen. he is going to need four votes to sustain his appeal, and that is not going to happen, and that is going to waste everyone in this room umpteen days, and if there was not a mistake with the atm, we would only need two board members to uphold the permit and deny mr. preston's appeal, so what we are homily asking you tonight is to amend this permit what we are homily -- humbly asking is to have senior inspector joe dufty or one of his associates come out and confirmed that the building is, in fact, and the leasing area is under 4000 square feet. thank you. note -- director goldstein: director sanchez? -- mr. sanchez? >>
SFGTV
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
. president vietor: that is probably the standard they are using? is that correct? >> yes. president vietor: i thought the dollar amounts, -- amount, tommy, was $14 million? i saw the puc contribution to that is smaller. is that correct? >> the chart that i showed you is just waste water. the money table. president vietor: $14 million -- >> that is a citywide contract, and the puc and the airport, the airport is about $32,000 annually. president vietor: city airport is the primary purchaser? >> no. -- so the airport is the primary purchaser? >> no. the airport is a fairly small amount. the puc use about half. waste water uses it at their treatment plant for about one- third. the $14 million was a three-year total. president vietor: there was also this question around the low- flow toilets. >> the question is not really about low-flow toilets. it is really about water conservation. i think it is important for us, there is never going to be enough water. a lot of rain the last couple of years, but i think what your conversation, -- water conservation, we have to adapt to a whole new wa
SFGTV
Mar 8, 2011 12:00am PST
urban agriculture. this is important relating to urban agriculture uses. we have a presentation by the director of climate change initiative. in your binder is several documents including the ordinance as well as the letter sent to you. also, i have two additional documents. one is an executive order dated 2009, and the other is included in the planning commission packet i sent to you the other day. >> i am the director of climate change initiatives. thank you for the opportunity to present to you today in superior -- to you today. the proposed ordinance is certainly the longest ordinance i have ever seen that you have before you. it was introduced as an outgrowth of the executive director you have before you. this directive also the department' junes to foster -- departments to foster local food production -- this directive urges the department to foster local food production. one was to reduce environmental impact, to create new uses for land in the city, and to foster green jobs, so there are key issues, out of which the ordinance cayman -- came. i states the san franciscans pla
SFGTV2
Mar 8, 2011 2:30pm PST
be used for irrigation and not sent to the bay. >> would you mind explaining what a campos toilet is -- comp ost to-- would you mind explaining what a compost toilet is? >> i've never used one. from looking at the building behind our building to try to figure out, you still have to get rid of the compost. the people that lived in this area, what will they use it for? there are a lot of challenges around these kinds of things that we need to get out. >> my understanding is that it does not go into the sewage system, this goes into a hole in the ground and there are a natural products that can be added to neutralize. that is a general idea. >> this is like a septic tank. >> many of them are self- contained, they go into a holding container underneath and you can add more things which provide more compost. this is taking the nutrients that are there and the human race and making them usable again. -- human waste and making them usable again. buseptic systems seem to have other things going on. this is land that has no water use because there's no water going here. this is often seen in
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
city and how each of us has changed the gee graval and cultural landscape of this city. how fitting that we celebrate black history month today, which is also the same as lunar new year and also an opportunity -- opportunity to reflect on the diversity of this city and how happy we are to be in a city which is so inclussive. so without forth delay i would like to welcome you on behalf of mator's office of neighborhood services. mayor lee will be joining us later. with the invocations, we would like to invite pastor stacey kerns. >> good amp. let us pause for a moment to invite the presence of god. shall we pray together? god, our help in ages past, our hope in years to come, we invite your holy presence to bless this celebration of african-american history month. we give up thanks and praise for the legacy, the creativity, the genius and contributions of african-american people everywhere. we pray that you would strengthen this organization and strengthen all organizations that support telling the story of black history. and so today we ask that as we continue on the journey. that w
SFGTV
Mar 11, 2011 10:30pm PST
last three years that has served the parking. this was a small temporary use. there was a temporary use of that allowed for short-term working for patrons. we just heard yesterday from -- oi think we need to deal with te third floor addition. i would ask to the senate administrator to let us hold for a week a two to figure out a good way to save the corner of the addition. there is no other property that is affected by the third floor addition. because of the buildings is 100% lot coverage, there is no rear yard. this really heights the third floor addition from all vantage points. this does not impact the light -- >> thank you. the public hearing is closed. >> this is like a lot of things in san francisco, this is on- street. we have cupertino of electric in san francisco. i am a friend of parking. we really appreciate your testimony. when we hear testimony from those who don't believe they will have cars in the future, you might agree. we have to look at the specific use. there has been a lot of garages that of closed over the years because you don't service cars as often as you d
SFGTV2
Mar 9, 2011 7:30pm PST
. >> thank you, commissioner garcia. what you're going to get from us is a detailed set of drawings from the planning commission approval that you can go down tomorrow to get from the planning commission and then you'll get reduced sized sets of the varies permits that advance the -- various permits that advance the design. that's it. the geotechnical reports are available. this is stuff we can get you tomorrow. vice president vice president are you prejudiced if it would go further out than the 23rd? >> we'd certainly like to get it done. what would be the date after the 23rd? >> i suggested the 13th. that would be the only item on that calendar so far. >> would we be the first? >> i understand what you're saying. if we go to april 6, commissioner garcia will not be here. >> we certainly want a full board and i'm sure the requester does as well. president goh: let's leave that question for mrs. brandt holley. could we squeeze you and put it on the march 23 calendar? the april 13th calendar may go away. is that the snugs we have zero cases on calendar. >> i personally am planning to be away.
SFGTV2
Mar 15, 2011 6:30pm PDT
year food. it brought us together but it was also an opportunity to share our culture with others, bring more unity among all of our communities. half the lunar new year to everyone and let's unite our communities together. thank you. [applause] >> good evening, my name is carmen chu. i will keep my message brief. i want to wish everyone a happy lunar new year. again, this is a time that is important to many of merit -- asian-american families because of the importance of bringing together family. i think we can all replicate this, the matter what community we live in. so i want to say happy new year. [speaking chinese] [applause] >> good evening. [speaking korean] in the new year, may have much good luck and fortune. new year's was a time for my family to get together and build community but also to reflect on the previous year, what challenges lie ahead of us. today at the board of supervisors, we recognized black history month. for me, that is always a reflection of the work of people that have come before us so that we can be where we are today. as asian americans, we think an
SFGTV2
Mar 24, 2011 12:30pm PDT
mr. to join us. president olague: on april 7th, we are having the discussion about treasure island. he has been everywhere in the city government. if someone like he could come and give us the expertise to the discussion, i just don't know what his availability is. in addition to mr. blackwell, if he has the time available, and others, so that we have a robust discussion about what this means. the physical project and these other issues are around public benefits. [crosstalk] >> i think that's fine, but it's like they are all in house people. it would seem that there might be some other expertise around who can look at it from a different perspective. i don't know who those people are. with a little searching around, i think there are outside consultants, somebody that has some perspective other than the redevelopment agency staff. >> since we are having a discussion on this and linda is starting to get nervous, i am talking to rich about getting someone from outside city government to talk to us on april 7th when you have informational hearing on treasure island. i don't know who
SFGTV
Mar 12, 2011 10:00am PST
skip a slide because i put them out of order. we start with temperature, it used to be called the global warming, we say climate change today. this is warming. that is an inexorable single focused direction we have seen from the models. we see a lot about a minimum verses maximum temperatures. nighttime temperatures have an impact on what happens with snowpack in the evening and that has an impact on how quickly snow melts when it gets going during the day. we have seen a significant increase in the past 20 years as opposed to a maximum temperatures where we have seen not much of a trend. also the effects of elevation, these are very important to us. precipitation, that is our bread and butter. what form does it fall into a range versus no, how much of it falls? the timing of precipitation. these are critical factors that are engaged in such work. the variability is where our vulnerability is come. this includes drought, storm intensity. what is the severity of drought in the future? how much worse will storms get in the future? what will this mean for water quality? of course, th
SFGTV
Mar 25, 2011 2:30pm PDT
hear that marine is actually triggering stuff being built, instead of us buying energy on the market. that's going to improve the statewide situation and renewables. however, the commissioners should also know that sonoma county is getting under way with a c.c.a. sonoma county just put forward $250,000 to do a feasibility study for their c.c.a. and some of you might know that sonoma county has been doing prerptory work for the buildout -- preparatory work for the buildout that advocates have kept advocating for here in san francisco, the full detailed plan for the buildingout for their c.c.a., so that they're getting ahead of the game on local distributed generation renewables and efficiency. and so i'd add that to the note on the progress at the local san francisco utilities commission, on dual tract that we've been talking about. in a really nice way, marine can represent the track that the sfpuc and lafco staff seems to be leaning towards, sonoma represents the track that we have finally gotten agreed to, to actually plan out the entire local buildout and so as we move both those
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 9:38am PST
able to respond and make policy adjustments using that leverage with celery on reserve to make decisions for the remainder of the year. now that we are further along, we are at the point where the department's operations would need to be adjusted significantly because of the shorter amount of time remaining in the year if we had to withhold spending. >> we are not aware of any interruptions or cause of disbursement of funds through the restoration process? >> i am not aware of any cause for problems in spending. if you are aware of any issues or hear of anything, i would be happy to work with the department. the direction to my office throughout the year has been clear. we have made a commitment that if the state budget came through and we did not have these large losses of revenues, it was our intent to fully expend those funds. any department that did not wish to, we wanted to talk with them. i fully believe that we have worked with our departments to the best of our ability to make sure that we followed through on it. supervisor chu: this item is now before us. are there any
SFGTV
Mar 15, 2011 9:30pm PDT
trend. also the effects of elevation, these are very important to us. precipitation, that is our bread and butter. what form does it fall into a range versus no, how much of it falls? the timing of precipitation. these are critical factors that are engaged in such work. the variability is where our vulnerability is come. this includes drought, storm intensity. what is the severity of drought in the future? how much worse will storms get in the future? what will this mean for water quality? of course, there is a sea level rise. this is a critical factor for those of us along the coast. climate change affects the hydrological. precipitation, compensation. -- condensation. we are seen as first responders to the potential effect of climate change. our everyday work is bound up in the hydrological cycle. i'm going over not so much why we should care but how we should care about climate change, how we should approach evaluating the issue. we are approaching this on a timer rise in which matches up with the way we think. most apartments have capital programs. frequently, we think of cap
PBS
Mar 9, 2011 12:00am PST
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SFGTV2
Mar 22, 2011 4:00pm PDT
ambiguity around pedestrian lighting has come to ahead for us. pedestrian lighting is expected to increase in the coming years as more attention is paid to the streetscape. with the treatment by dpw, the definition of streets also bears on responsibility for pedestrians lighting. sometimes pictures help. here is a photo that shows rincon hill area. you can see a street light and to the left, a pedestrian light. this is an example of pedestrian lighting that was installed by the developer for and improve to the area. -- and then prove to the area. this is another light that is pedestrian scale. you can see the top of the light. this is a redevelopment- sponsored project. then we will have the lighting that gives you an example of the pedestrian scale lighting we are talking about. many of these projects are proposed by developers working with the city. the better street plan adoption means that any doctor who will rebuild a block or a number of blocks will be obligated to install pedestrian lighting. once the plan is in place to install it, who reviews the plan. who expects the wor
SFGTV
Mar 14, 2011 4:30am PDT
is a marker in a place to start talking about it. >> i do not want to get us into a position by setting artificial sites by having limits on what we would have for the projects. we do not know what they're going to be. carefully, and not starting arguments with people that are unnecessary. we do not know what they are. there are some that will be less expensive. but it might avoid flooding in people's homes. others are more productive sounding because there is more avoidance of waste water where storm water, but no one cares, so there are a lot of things -- avoided a waste water or storm water -- avoidance of waste water or storm water. again, i do not want to set artificial sides because solar projects are more expensive and wind -- to set artificial sights because solar projects are more expensive than wind. vice president moran: the projects that are most difficult to deal with and that you are not supplying something and trying to figure out how to deal with it, so the measures are tougher, and i would expect that to be harder. >> there are things that are very expensive tha
SFGTV2
Mar 10, 2011 4:30pm PST
parking. going back to my analogy for the benefit, they did not use the amount for public parking. this would increase your parking. this would still generate more funds than the proposed project. there are no vacancies on high street as it is so there is a demand for commercial units. this should still be kept and commercial use the zone. a thank-you. >> i would like to remind the commission that we are not questioning the sensitivity of the design, we are questioning the use. you have heard enough serious issues for the commission to take discretionary review and continue the project. all of the issues that you heard today, the density of the neighborhood, the mixed needs, the transit hill first, -- russian hill first, transit last. there are comments of all sorts of perspective. that is what you need to look at. it just to put in perspective, the view from the street is this -- this is saying the massive building and we need to think about that as will get the overall project. you should look at the use of this building. the project that you heard prior to this, the truth is, t
SFGTV
Mar 25, 2011 8:30pm PDT
, so i would like to have something before us to discuss. commissioner borden: maybe we did in calendar that with the very specific pet store of legislation. i imagine that will come to the commission, some maybe that's a day to have that discussion. commissioner moore: i want to express my support for what the commissioner borden is saying. i have seen personally one of the most unusual combinations in formula banking and retail just minutes ago where you walk into a starbucks and on the other side of the starbucks, you are complemented by full set of banking services provided by wells fargo. i thought that was a little bit over the top. it speaks to some of the concerns expressed by members of the public. i think it's going a little bit too far. president olague: wanted to mention of a couple of things -- four weeks ago we had the conversation -- i think it was a follow-up meeting where people were invited and i understand there was a good discussion. is there going to be a follow-up to that? >> nothing is scheduled right now. staff is working on the housing element. once you
SFGTV
Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
all very excited, and we will be looking at the way we have been using grant avenue, all the way through north beach, from california, across broadway, so we will have more details about that, but we do not have a date announced for that. we are working out the details, and we will listen carefully to all of the needs and concerns of our merchants along the area, residents, to make sure it is successful. the nice part of sunday streets -- it is not just the physical closing of the streets. it is really the way we work with all elements of our community to make sure we bring out things that are great for kids, for families, and the merchants will have an opportunity to read prioritize the way they welcome their traditional visitors and buyers. we are not selling this as another street fair, if you will. it is very different. its emphasis will be on the use of the streets and the use of our alleyways, particularly in chinatown, and how they can be opened up for different, creative uses. we will be creatively working with our school districts, with our public health departments, our
SFGTV2
Mar 8, 2011 5:00am PST
we use on issues related to addiction and recovery. joining us in our panel today are: daphne baille, director of communications, treatment alternatives for safe communities, tasc incorporated, chicago, illinois. dr. john kelly, associate professor in psychiatry, massachusetts general hospital, harvard medical school, boston, massachusetts. lureen mcneil, director, bureau of recovery services, new york state office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, new york, new york. carlos hardy, director of public affairs, baltimore substance abuse systems, incorporated, baltimore, maryland. john, what role does language play in forming public opinion on addiction and mental health issues? i think language plays a critical role in the way that, after all, it's the, it conveys the meaning of, of what we're trying to express. and so i think it plays a very important role and we should think carefully about the terms that we use because of that. so, why does some language impede the understanding, lureen, of, of our field and the way we refer to people? well i think particularly now that we
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Mar 15, 2011 9:00pm PDT
health. however, its primary use for us is disinfection. disinfection of drinking water and also the treatment of water. it is also used for odor control in our waste water collection system. so it will be this last piece that i will be focusing the discussion on today. this was question a lot in the media, so i will talk about that in one piece. i should note that it is one of the many methods that we used to combat odor in waste water. so where do we use this? on the charts year, about 50% of the sodium hypochlorite is used for disinfecting water. about 30% is used for disinfecting and treating waste water, and the remaining amount is used for over control -- odor control. it is not the only chemical we use. we also use peroxide and a ferriss solution -- ferous -- ferrous solution. they are cite specific. this is basically from where the odors are coming from. you want to know what this costs. that is what you are looking at there. while the total chemical addition has gone down, you will note that for sodium hypochlorite, it has actually increased, and in the next few slides, i wi
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Mar 11, 2011 4:30pm PST
use on the 2003 and also they sent us a letter saying it expired and we already extended what the -- for the conditional use. so -- and they sent me the -- i'm showing something right here. they sent us the email and then approved it sixth months for us to submit a site permit and we did, ok? i have one of the files -- because the original is not clear. i talked to the building department. they're saying that they don't have the building permit but that's not true. because i have the building permit with me. so because they didn't issue us a new permit number while we redo the conditional use. that's why the permit is turned 1998. president goh: can you turn that -- we can't -- 180 degrees. thank you. >> so, and also i talked to the planning because we submitted right on the time what they give us at that time. so when i talk to the planning, they're saying that we didn't submit the right plan because every plan is the same but that's not true. because i have three submittals. because planning told me they only received one submittal but that's not right. i have one by myself beca
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Mar 12, 2011 11:30pm PST
thank you, general counsel, for spending some time with us. he is here every year with us. now this year we have not only mayor edwin lee, as an historical time in san francisco. we have four asian-american members of the board of supervisors with us. as a representative of district 3, i could not be more happy to introduce my district supervisor, the president of the board, supervisor david chiu. [applause] >> good evening, everyone. it is an honor to be with you tonight. i want to wish everyone a happy year of the rabbit. unless you are vietnamese, in which case, i was a very happy year of the cat. after 160 years, this year is truly history. i am honored to serve with you, not just with the diversity that our board of supervisors represents -- and i want to thank ross mirkarimi, david campos, and malia cohen who are here with us today -- but it is an honor to serve with three other asian-american supervisors. we finally reflect the population statistics that we have here in san francisco. more importantly, it was an incredible honor earlier this year to take part in an historic,
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Mar 13, 2011 3:30am PDT
we determined there was abandonment from the project. we found that the underlying conditional use authorization is sense invalid. the environmental entitlements are also stale and invalid so. any application for the department to approve. we would have to take this back to the planning commission for their review. that is where we are currently with this application. it does pose, again, similar to the filbert street case, some interesting questions there board may have regarding building permits for the c.u. the permit holder would like to argue that they are, in fact, actively working on the project and would like the permit to be essentially reinstated but we found that we're not getting the work that we need out of the application. so i'm available for any questions. thank you. >> thank you. ms. tong. >> good evening, commissioners. my name is terry tong with l.f. property. actually, i already -- we already filed -- renewed the conditional use on the 2003 and also they sent us a letter saying it expired and we already extended what the -- for the conditional use. so -- and the
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Mar 4, 2011 9:30pm PST
start examining whot out there and interested in the new uses of the billmore and the department it prepared to have a smaller, business oriented sign for that area. and if it happens, this would not result in a large time of the vacant store front. president olague: just a clarification. commissioner antonini: on the paperwork it says the movie theaters would not be allowed. is that correct? >> that is correct. it would not be considered around the supervisor's proposal. commissioner antonini: i'm going to support this, but it might got to the supervisor for modification after this. >> your recommendation is transmitted to the full board and the spoon sorg supervisor indicates to the city attorney if they would like to accept your modifications regardless of whether the sponsor or supervisor accepts them, the department staff presents your recommendations to the land use committee and that committee makes a final decision on what should be sent to the full board. commissioner antonini: i am going to be supportive sthub noted and he seemed to think it was and apparently not as writt
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